Fancy a party? You’ve come to the right spot. San Francisco has got more New Year’s parties than you can shake a stick (or your booty) at. From international balls, to gala events, to black tie affairs and even masquerade parties, San Francisco and the collective experience is a fabulous way to ring-in the New Year.
If you’re looking to go to an all-night dance-a-thon packed with DJs, bottle service, a huge balloon drop and have all this staged at one of the coolest venues possible, consider spending New Year’s Eve at City Hall this year. This is a huge event, and one that seems to make record books almost every year. Learn more at City Hall.
If you’re into keeping New Year’s Eve more of a family event, consider heading down and watching the fireworks show. Every year, thousands of San Franciscans get bundled up and head down to the waterfront in order to watch the fabulous 15 minute fireworks display. Every year arguments and insider tips fly about arguing which area’s got the best vantage point, but here’s one you don’t hear too often. There’s no live music this year, but if you get close enough to Pier 14, you’ll be one of the few who’ll notice that the fireworks are actually timed to play in time with the music emanating from the speakers. Nice touch, eh?
If more decadence is what you require to ring in the New Year in San Francisco, then consider grabbing your favorite masquerade mask (C’mon, I know you have at least one or two lying around from past Mardi Gras excursions), and head down to the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with the San Francisco Symphony. This stylish flirt-fest is always a giggle. The party goes well past midnight, flows with excellent champagne, beautiful music, live stage dancing, and more.
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